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A slow transition away from carbon will be costlier than a fast one, but each year that we keep spewing carbon is a year in which fossil-fuel companies’ current business models stay intact.
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Parents encourage children to fight climate change, survey suggests

Almost two thirds of parents would like their children to follow in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg by becoming a passionate eco-warrior.

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At 50, Greenpeace is an environmental success story — with a daunting future

Fifty years ago, an ad-hoc group of environmentalists gathered in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood with a shared goal of stopping the U.S. from testing nuclear weapons off the western coast of Alaska. Today, Greenpeace is the most recognized environmental organization in the world.
Justice

Germany: Berlin climate activists push ahead with weeks-long hunger strike

Despite the hospitalization of a strike organizer, the young activists say they will continue their protest in front of the Reichstag until German chancellor candidates speak with them before the election.
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Climate

Young climate activists channel anxiety about floods and wildfires

From school strikes to the halls of power, young activists have turned the world's focus toward climate change. They have rallied the largest protests in decades for the environment and brought it to the forefront of elections.

Toxics

Vigilante mums so annoyed about toxic air pollution they've taken to the streets with their kids

A group of vigilante mums are so annoyed about toxic air pollution they've taken to the streets of London with their kids to protest.

Justice

Eleni Vlachos: Meatless Mondays worked. Now let’s expand that idea.

Eating meat just one day a week could cut emissions, stave off climate despair, and help start a movement.
Justice

Police treatment of Indigenous protesters differs starkly from white protesters, experts say

Anti-mandatory vaccine protesters, many of whom are white, have assaulted health-care staff and the federal Liberal leader with few consequences from police. Criminology experts and Indigenous people say had those protesters been Indigenous or Black, the police would have treated them differently.
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Young Slovenian Obama scholar spearheads the fight for water and equal rights

With a campaign against Slovenia's Water Act, activist and Obama Scholar Nika Kovac stopped her homeland's waters from being privatized. She also fights prejudice and campaigns for equal rights in several other areas.
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Toxics

Serbia: Thousands rally in Belgrade for environmental causes

Protesters have called on the Serbian government to cut ties with the Rio Tinto lithium mining firm and demanded new regulations to protect nature.

Justice

Environmental activist ‘well-hated’ by Myanmar junta is latest to be arrested

As demonstrations and deadly crackdowns continue to roil Myanmar following the military coup in February, land and environmental defenders are increasingly under threat.

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Sarnia climate change rally organizer calls for 'people power'

A Sarnia man who initiated a rally and march on the city's waterfront to call for action on climate change says it was "the continuation of something bigger in Sarnia-Lambton."

Justice

Portugal: War over lithium behind the mountains

The northern Portuguese province of Tras-os-Montes is planning to extract lithium in an open-cast mine. But the locals in this sparsely populated and economically deprived region are putting up a fight.
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Resource sector lobbies hardest on climate change, while net zero backers 'disengaged'

Corporate support for government action on climate change is muted in Australia, with the most intense lobbying coming from resources and energy companies calling for more limited change.

Climate

Pennsylvania launches course to train climate leaders

The free, online classes are designed for people in government, business, agriculture, and community organizations.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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